Our facility recently started using EPIC. With the EPIC Haiku app on the iPhone, photos are quite easy. At the start of each shift, a log-on password is needed; for the rest of the shift, Touch ID logs on instantly. I now document most lacerations (pre- most of the time; post- on occasion), as well as many rashes including cellulitis (quite useful if the patient returns for recheck, either planned or unplanned). I documented a swollen red foot recently, suspected gout flare midfoot. I used it to insert an image of an outside EKG as well. Adding the images to my notes provides a vivid picture of what I am seeing, much better than describing something with words alone. I have only positive feedback from colleagues, and many requests to show how to use the software. I think this is one of the big positives to our new EHR.
Matt Perl, MD, FAAEM
Scripps Clinic-San Diego
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